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Hi, Does anyone have any suggestions re: heart rate monitors/devices? I’ve seen several varieties and huge difference in prices.. I think a wrist type would be best form me. Doc offices have a terrible time getting a BP reading on me with the traditional upper arm BP cuffs. Can some of you share your experiences and/or info re: some of the pros and cons of the different varieties for BP monitoring for POTS?
P.S. I tried to search this topic in the search box and I got “No Results Found” statements. I tried wording it several different ways. So, if this is a duplicate of a topic already posted about, I’m sorry for the redundancy. And feel free to direct me to where any others might be. Thanks.
Hi there. I have a polar heart rate monitor with chest strap and a wristwatch heart rate monitor. Both of these I have found inconvenient. The chest strap is inconvenient and the watch is not a constant heart rate-you have to push the button when you want to see it.
Although I just received it in the mail and have not used it yet, I recommend the Alpha performance heart rate watch. Although I do not know yet how it performs, I can tell you that it is the first EKG accurate wristwatch heart rate Monitor that provides a constant heart rate and does not require a chest strap. It is brand-new technology. It is approximately $200.
You can read all about it on their website http://www.mioglobal.com.
I was trying to videotape myself sitting and then standing heart rate, but it was too difficult to hold the video camera in one hand and trying to push the button on the wrist watch with the same hand. That is why I got the Mio Alpha. Now it will be easy to videotape my POTS and show it to the doctors. Plus, I found that even just pressing the button on the watch was utilizing my neck muscles and affecting my heart rate. Mio Alpha will solve all of these problems. Good luck in your search 🙂
Thank you MJ, I’m trying to learn as much as I can about the different options/pros/cons, etc. I appreciate your input. 🙂
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